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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:23 pm 
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It's my race bike. A Genesis Volare 853 with Enve fork. Old 10 speed SRAM Force. Deda kit. Lightweight Standard 3's with Veloflex Carbon tubs. Plus a set of Giant brand DT Swiss wheels for grotty weather. Never weighed it, guess I'll have to know.Image

And here's my crosser. A Ridley Supercross scandium/carbon with old Ultegra and Dave Hinde handbuilts. It's a great bike, and I intend to keep racing this despite the trend for discs.Image


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:44 pm 
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Great bike, really like it.

But that aren't lightweight standard 3, they are gen 1 or 2, Kevlar/carbon hybrid spokes, and if I'm not mistaken Tune rear hub.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:02 pm 
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You know I'm not 100% myself. The hub is or has 240S internals, as I can switch with my other wheelset.
I use a heavy, for that read cheap stem as I've fractured two lightweight ones. Same goes for the bars...and the innertubes. So it gained a few g's after it's build to survive racing.
The cross bike is light, old school but light.
Both will get Campagnolo rebuilds soon I hope.

Sorry guys, came on here without knowing what anything weighed. I like my steel and have always found guys with similar interests on here.
Have an old 80's steel road bike that's silly light that I might restore and TT on.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:44 pm 
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Love the volare, it was on my buy list but the head tube was a little too short, and I would have need to much spacers :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:22 pm 
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Nice Bikes :thumbup:

Not sure how well campag works on cross bikes; most people I know that have tried it, struggled with the front shifting, with it being a "ratchet" type shift rather than a "whack it across" type affair.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:22 pm 
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It's not popular, but it works well in racing. If you've pre ridden you should know all the gear change points.

The Shimano (or I should say, my Shimano) works a treat, but the moving brake/shift lever is a mare in particular conditions. For example descending on bumpy ground, needing to brake and shift at the same time with rain soaked levers.
The Campagnolo has a nice 'ski pole' hood. So you can grip and brake, and at the same time shift with a spare finger.
Another little Campagnolo touch is having the QR on the lever as most canti's are without QR mechanisms.
It's also light at the cheap end of components.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:49 am 
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the genesis volare looks great!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:14 am 
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welcome ! im loving the bikes, the voltare loks very nice to me and love to see it with new campa group, i imagine and all black chrorus group would look perfect with the frame and wheels !


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:42 am 
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:welcome: A very nice pair of bikes! Welcome to the forum. I love the look of steel and for me its kind of like the wild girl you dated before getting married. Fond thoughts. My true love is titanium.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:04 pm 
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That made me laugh. No harm just looking though, as long as the Ti doesn't find out.


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As above, they're Gen 1 not Gen 3 lightweights. I'd guess at just over 16lbs for the Genesis. Just for interest, what "cheap" stems did you break? I've never seen a stem fail in 15 years of cycling!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:23 pm 
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I did an aluminium bontrager xxx lite a couple of years ago.
Cracked from the bottom of one of the blind holes where the face plate was screwed on.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:32 pm 
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Like that you posted an action pic of the CX, Genesis looks great!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:32 pm 
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bencolem wrote:
As above, they're Gen 1 not Gen 3 lightweights. I'd guess at just over 16lbs for the Genesis. Just for interest, what "cheap" stems did you break? I've never seen a stem fail in 15 years of cycling!


It was dearer lighter Deda stems that I broke, well only two in short succession. One on the local crit circuit, and one went somewhere between the Koppenberg and the Muur.
The twisty crit circuit eats spokes as well.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:47 pm 
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Hi Oldgit,
I see you have mini V brakes on the cx bike, Im thinking about changing to them but not sure and wondered what the pro's and con's are compared to canti's.
When I got my Kona mtb it came with V brakes and couldnt believe the improvement over my Proflex with canti's.
this is the mtb and the brakes still work great
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Thanks Gregg.


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